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Ketyla Teodoro

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Rodrigo Chieregatto

Further personal information

Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2012 in Porto Velho, Brazil.
Why this sport?
An athletics coach recognised that Ketyla and her brother Kesley had potential in the sport.
Club / Team
APC Campinas: Brazil
Name of coach
Amaury Wagner Verissimo, BRA

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Brazil
Location
São Paulo, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Singing. (Instagram profile, 05 Apr 2021)
Injuries
In 2019 she had a stress fracture in her left ankle. She underwent surgery on the problem in November 2020. (Instagram profile, 26 Nov 2020)
Famous relatives
Her brother Kesley Teodoro has represented Brazil in Para athletics. He was ranked fourth in the T13 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (globoesporte.globo.com, 07 Oct 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (rolnews.com.br, 27 Apr 2019)
Impairment
She was born with Stargardt disease, a macular degeneration that results in the progressive loss of vision. She began experiencing trouble with her sight at age 13. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019; rolnews.com.br, 27 Apr 2019)
Other information
PARALYMPIC DREAM
Watching her brother Kesley compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro increased her own dedication to the sport and helped her focus her attention on preparing for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. "There are no words to describe the thrill of being inside the Olympic stadium cheering for my brother. Then I wondered what it would be like if I were on the track. I felt sorry for not dedicating myself harder and try to get a spot at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This experience has been a boost to my dedication to the sport. I will work hard to make sure I will be at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Getting a spot there is a constant in my life now." (rolnews.com.br, 27 Apr 2019; globo.com, 21 Sep 2016)